My dad is an accountant with now ageing PC hardware, so as my knowledge of workstation and profession PC's is limited, Ive agreed to post on here to see if you guys can help the ol' man out!
What he wants is:
- A desktop pc
- Capable of running Dual monitors (20"+ screens @ 1920x1080)
- Fast at processing word and excel
- Fast at using accounting software such as Sage
- Within the budget of £600 (includes screens)
a) Is it possible to do within that budget
b) If it is, what sort of system specs would he need?
The only real difference between a mainstream workstation and a mainstream home computer is the version of Windows. The workstation has Windows Professional installed while the home computer has Windows Home installed.
Only when you get into high-end graphics or server software do you really see any difference in hardware.
Pretty much any dual-core system with an SSD and a discrete graphics card would suit your dad's needs. As far as whether or not it can be done on your budget, I can't say.